I found this Wilson interview which sheds some light on why his draft times were not flashy - he was recovering from a staph infection and was hospitalized!
"Steve Wyremski (SW): Howís everything going? How do you feel after blowing up the combine?
David Wilson (DW): I was surprised I performed as well as I did. Not because of my athletic ability, but because I only trained like a week and a half because I was hospitalized.
SW: Really? You were in the hospital? What were you dealing with there?
DW: Mrsa [staff infection that does not respond to antibiotics].
SW: Really? Wow.
DW: Yeah, it had me down for a while. I couldnít even walk, so I trained two weeks and went to the combine. Thatís part of the reason why my 40 wasnít as fast as I wanted it to be.
SW: Yeah, I was going to ask you about that. I mean, 4.49 is still pretty impressive, but with track in your background a lot of guys thought youíd run a little faster. So you attribute that to your time in the hospital?
DW: Yeah, because I hadnít run a time like that since like 10th grade.
SW: So are you going to run at your pro day then next week?
DW: Yeah, most definitely.
SW: What time can we expect at your pro day as compared to what you ran [at the combine]? What type of time were you running prior to the combine and when you were hospitalized?
DW: I was running 80% and I was running 4.34. I expect to definitely be in the low 4.3ís, but Iím aiming for 4.2 something."
Wow - 4.25 would be realy blazing - like Dion Sanders! Run some Scott and Wilson at defenses all afternoon and see who can keep up. That should help not only last season's anemic rushing game but also open up the passing game. I also noticed that Wilson was "Second Team All-American" which tells me that he is the second-best back in the country. Perhaps he fell to third back drafted for being 5'-10" but his 5.9 YPC ave. is anything but small. He also led the country in yards after contact - again, "not small"! Welcome to The Super Bowl Champions, David - Your're gonna like it here.